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Self-Guided Golf Club Carrier 



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Self-Guided Golf Club Carrier 



Written By: RoboCaddy 



TOOLS: 



Computer (1) 
Jigsaw (1) 
Soldering iron (1) 



PARTS: 



Arduino Uno (1) 

IR Beacon Transceiver (1) 

Kids Electric Car (1) 

Motor Shield Kit (1) 

Scrap Material such as Plastic or 
Lumber (1) 

Pivot Wheel (1) 



SUMMARY 

This guide provides a step-by-step process for building a self-guided golf club carrier using 
an Arduino, sensors, and a kid's electric car. 



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Step 1 — Disassembly of Kid's Electric Car: Motors 




• Take a Phillips screwdriver and remove the back purple frame. Take one screw out of the 
back of the seat to reach the motors. 

• After unhinging the seat, two motors connected to a switch can be found underneath. The 
switch controls the speed of the toy car. 

• Take apart the back axle and wheels to remove the motors from the car. 



Step 2 — Disassembly of Toy Car: Wiring 




• Open up the floor of the car to reveal the wire connecting the battery and pedal to the 
motors. 

• Unscrew the hood of the car and slip the battery wire through to the backside, where the 
motors are. 



• The final disassembly should include the two motors, speed control, battery 
connector, and the go switch all connected to each other. 

• Using a jigsaw, remove the front half of the vehicle as shown in the third picture for this 
step. 







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Step 3 — Solder All Necessary Parts 




• Use the diagrams provided by the sensor manufacturer to properly place the electrical 
components on the sensor board. 

• Use the medium heat setting on the soldering gun to melt down the solder to secure the 
components. 



Step 4 — Obtain Arduino Code and Program Arduino 




• After purchasing the Arduino, 
download the free Arduino software 
to your computer from 
http://www.arduino.ee/ 

• Attach the Arduino to your 
computer using the USB connector 
included in the starter kit. Program 
the Arduino using the Arduino code 
found here. 



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Step 5 — Integration of Motors and Sensors with Ardiuno 




• This website provides details for 
attaching the sensors, 
microcontroller and motors. 



Step 6 — Build Remaining Carrier Structure 




• Use the back half of the kid's car 
and some scrap material (such as 
lumber or plastic if it's available) to 
create a support frame for the front 
end of the carrier. 

• Secure the material to the kid's car 
with bolts and screws and build 
outward to produce a frame. 
Bringing the front end to a point is 
suggested because it will allow for 
a single pivot wheel and it will 
provide a strong structure. 

• Attach a pivot wheel at the front 
end of your newly created 
structure. 



This document was last generated on 2012-12-19 08:30:06 PM. 



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